Global Security for the 21st Century

This programme contains projects which focus on security threats that are global in their causes and impact. The solutions to these threats will require fundamental shifts in the way that organisations, governments and peoples think about, and legislate for, war and peace.

Central to this programme is an ongoing critical analysis of the current ‘war on terror’ which shows how acutely the current approach to security is failing, and how it is in danger of distracting world leaders from the far more deadly and unavoidable threats posed by climate change, resource competition, poverty and marginalisation, and global militarisation.

Linked to this analysis are a range of initiatives to shift thinking towards non-military conflict prevention, and the protection of innocent life.